Onishchenko urged not to wet Mantu

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Photo: Vitaly Belousov / RIA Novosti

State Duma Deputy, former chief state sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko urged Russians not to wet place the sample on tuberculosis (Mantoux). Such a statement he made in the course of awarding the prize “For devotion to science” the Ministry of education and science, reports “Interfax”.

“Colleagues, do not try to wet test,” said he, handing the prize for best project in social networks about science. The winner in this category was YouTube channel “just Chemistry”, and one of the finalists — Telegram-channel about medicine “Wet test” with 58 thousand subscribers.

A common myth is that a place subcutaneous injection of tuberculin should not be exposed to water, has appeared since the similar sample Pirke, which was applied by coating the scratches on the skin. Mantoux test does not change the result of swimming, however, the injection site not be rubbed with a loofah or smearing creams.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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